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University of Bradford

Forensic and Medical Sciences

UCAS Code: FB49
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
  • Forensic & archaeological sciences
Student score
62% LOW
82% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC to include A level Chemistry at grade B and Pass in the Science Practical

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Advanced Higher Chemistry at grade B also required

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
112

HL Chemistry at grade 6

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The course focuses on developing your core skills in the biological sciences, and their application in medical sciences and forensic casework. Includes: foundations of forensic and crime scene examination; normal structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and organisms, and the techniques and procedures available for their investigation; disease processes; and the limitations of forensic investigation of a range of physical evidence types.

Modules

Core: cell and tissue biology; clinical and analytical biochemistry; forensic examination and analysis of physical evidence; human genetics and developmental biology; human physiology 1 and 2; interpretation and presentation of forensic evidence; introduction to biochemistry; introduction to biological molecules; introduction to microbiology; medical genetics; medical microbiology; molecular genetics; pathology; principles of forensic and crime scene investigation; research project; scientific practice. Option: analytical biochemistry; biology of disease; biometrics and human identification; electron microscopy; English legal systems; forensic anthropology; forensic archaeology; immunology and haematology; introduction to forensic taphonomy; pathophysiology and pharmacology of systems; research topics in medical biochemistry; research topics in medical cellular pathology; research topics in medical microbiology; toxicology.

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
72%
20%
8%

Year 1

72%
21%
7%

Year 2

40%
58%
2%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 60%
Student score 62% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

53%

Staff are good at explaining things

74%

Received sufficient advice and support

62%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
40% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
330 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
24% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are caring personal services

10%

Graduates who are therapy professionals

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
303 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
47% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

9%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The statistics here primarily reflect the prospects for forensic science graduates, as the largest group of students to study a forensic and archaeological science. While there are not a lot of jobs available in forensics itself just at the moment, reflected in the overall unemployment rates for forensic science graduates, there are still jobs for graduates from these subjects. Last year's graduates went into analysis work in labs, technician roles and general research, and for those looking a little wider, IT and management also employed forensics graduates. This is also a good subject for those wanting to work for the police, and if you do, it’s sometimes possible to get sponsorship, so that can be an option to fund your studies and get some relevant – and challenging - experience.
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